An injury has forced Damacio Page to withdraw from next month’s WEC 48, but fellow bantamweight Scott Jorgensen has agreed to replace Page and rematch Banuelos on the main card of World Extreme Cagefighting’s pay-per-view debut on April 24 in Sacramento, the promotion today announced.
Jorgensen (9-3) has lost just once in his last six bouts, dropping a split decision to Banuelos last June, but has most-recently emerged as a 135-pound contender by rebounding with three-straight wins, including an impressive 31-second guillotine choke submission of Chad George at WEC 47 earlier this month.
Banuelos (17-5) left the WEC in 2008 after dropping two of his last three fights, but after scoring a KO victory in Palace Fighting Championships later that year, he returned to the WEC in 2009 to earn decision victories over Jorgensen in June and Kenji Osawa in August.
The Jorgensen-Banuelos matchup kicks off the WEC 48 pay-per-view, which is headlined by featherweight champion Jose Aldo vs. former title-holder Urijah Faber, and also features lightweight champ Ben Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone, Mike Brown vs. Manny Gamburyan, and Anthony Njokuani vs. Shane Roller.
Pictured: Scott Jorgensen